Family-friendly rooms with kitchenettes and balconies, plus pool access; a short walk from the beach and attractions like the SkyWheel
Hotel at a Glance: Aqua Beach Inn
The Aqua Beach Inn is just a couple blocks from the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk and the white-sand beach along the Atlantic Ocean. It’s also within walking distance of family-friendly attractions including Ripley’s Believe It or Not! and the SkyWheel.
- Ocean views from many of the private balconies
- Home-cooked meals: Each studio has a kitchenette with a two-burner stove and cookware.
- Splashy fun in the seasonal outdoor pool and hot tub
- Live entertainment like standup comedy and tribute concerts is at Broadway at the Beach, less than a 10-minute drive away.
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina: Sandy Beaches, Golf Courses, and Classic Amusement-Park Rides
Myrtle Beach is the crown jewel of South Carolina’s Grand Strand, a 60-mile stretch of white-sand beaches along the Atlantic seaboard that draws surfers, fishers, and kayakers. The city was named one of the best vacation spots in the United States for a family by USA Today, in part because of its wooden boardwalk, which stretches for more than a mile and buzzes with carnival games and amusement-park rides. Hop into the SkyWheel Ferris wheel’s gondolas, surrounded by more than a million LED lights, for a panoramic view of the city below.
Less than 20 miles south of Myrtle Beach, the tiny fishing village of Murrells Inlet provides a tranquil contrast to the boardwalk’s hustle and bustle. At Brookgreen Gardens, more than 2,000 sculptures stand amid sprawling floral gardens and massive, moss-covered oak trees that have been around for centuries. Murrells Inlet is also home to the Tom Fazio–designed TPC Myrtle Beach golf course, 1 of nearly 100 courses in the area that helped Myrtle Beach earn its title as the seaside golf capital of the world.